Q. How do I repot an aloe?
When you are repotting a plant, a good rule of thumb is to go up only one pot size. So for example if the plant is in a 4-inch pot you would move it to a 6-inch pot. If it is in a 10-inch pot, move it up to a 12-inch pot. If you use a pot larger than one pot size up, you are basically creating a moat around the plant, making its environment too wet for too long. This can cause root rot. Aloes require less water during the cooler months. They are best transplanted in spring.
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